During Friday night's Open Lines, several callers shared their near death and out of body experiences. One caller alleged he was shot and killed, yet could hear the hospital surgical team's discussion while they worked to revive him. The caller said he was dead for 20 minutes.
A trucker driving through Joplin, MO described the time he had an out of body experience after a serious truck accident. He said he remembers floating above the scene, talking with his late grandfather, and then returning to his body, which had been covered in a white sheet by paramedics. He also claims to have been dead for 20 minutes, and believes he can now see dead people as a result of the experience.
Throughout the evening, George played recordings of five past callers of 2005 and invited Fast Blasters to vote for their favorite. The entries included:
And the winning call as tabulated by George's 'scientific' Fast Blast sampling was... Ouija Board, which recounts the mysterious death of the caller's aunt. According to the caller, his aunt was found dead in a trunk with a Ouija Board wrapped in an old potato sack. Stranger still, he said the death was foreseen in a nightmare by his twin cousins, who described seeing a "shadowy thing" pull his aunt into the trunk.
In the first hour, Richard C. Hoagland discussed some of the fascinating anomalies on Saturn's moon Iapetus. According to Hoagland, Iapetus has an enormous "seam" running around the equator, which, he implied, may have been artificially made. Hoagland will present a full update on a future show. In the meantime, however, you can read more about it here.
Bumper music from Friday February 11, 2005